Key Indicators of the Labour Market 2015 KILM

17. Poverty, income distribution, employment by economic class and working poverty

Tables 17a and 17b present two of the indicators that were used for monitoring progress toward the first UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG), “eradicating extreme poverty and hunger”, while the MDGs were in force.

Harvesting information from international data repositories as well as regional and national statistical sources, the KILM offers data for over 200 countries. The 17 indicators provide detailed information related to 36 data tables, including indicators on employment (occupation, status, sector, hours, etc.), labour underutilization and the characteristics of job seekers, education, wages, labour productivity and working poverty. Taken together, these indicators provide a strong foundation from which to address key questions related to productive employment and decent work.